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SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Citizenship

 2 records found

Mail-In Voting Update by Stu Johnson


(My World   September 1, 2020)
Do it early!…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News George Floyd Government News Politics Voting & Elections


How Should I Vote? by Stu Johnson


(My World   August 8, 2020)
Will COVID-19 impact the way you vote?…
Topics: COVID-19 George Floyd Government News Politics Social Issues Voting & Elections



Communication

 1 record found

The Facebook Threat by Stu Johnson


(My World   October 16, 2020)
Increasing concerns for the role of Facebook in fueling social strife…
Topics: Civility Crime, Justice, Punishment Freedom George Floyd Internet Media Politics Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Technology Trends Voting & Elections



Education

 1 record found

Narrowing One Gap by Stu Johnson


(My World   June 13, 2020)
A glimmer of hope at a dark hour…
Topics: Demographics Education George Floyd Hopes & Dreams Social Movements Statistics Trends



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

A COVID Hymn for Churches by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 19, 2020)
God's promises in the midst of pandemic…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith George Floyd Grace Relationships Worship


Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison


(My World   September 3, 2020)
Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension…
Topics: Civility Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith George Floyd Relationships



Government & Politics

 1 record found

Will I be Counted? by Stu Johnson


(My World   August 21, 2020)
Don't be left out of the 2020 Election or Census!…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Demographics George Floyd News Politics Social Issues Statistics Voting & Elections



Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Caution During Reopening by Abby Haglage, yahoo!Life


(Health & Wellness   June 13, 2020)
CDC provides new guidance to avoid COVD-19 surge during reopening
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease George Floyd News Relationships Wellness



History

 1 record found

Now is Undoubtedly a Good Time for Reflecting, Looking Back by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(My World   August 31, 2020)
The end of World War II…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) COVID-19 Family George Floyd History Inspiration Memory (failing, improving) War



Holidays

 1 record found

A Prayer for the Divided States of America by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 3, 2020)
Interceding for Uncle Sam…
Topics: Current Events, News George Floyd History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) News Prayer Relationships Social Issues Social Unrest, Division Values



News & Current Events

 12 records found

It was John's Time by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 1, 2020)
Celebrating the legacy of Congressman John Lewis…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Current Events, News Dying and Death George Floyd History Leadership News Social Issues Social Movements Tribute, Testimony


Mobs and the Workplace by Veronique De Rugy


(My World   July 30, 2020)
'Cancel Culture' needs to slow down…
Topics: Communication Current Events, News Freedom George Floyd Language, Meaning News Social Issues Social Movements


The Guardians of Right by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 18, 2020)
Who ultimately should decide what is left?…
Topics: Current Events, News Football (American) Freedom George Floyd News Social Issues Social Movements Sports


About Those Monuments by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 27, 2020)
Why attempts to revise history are risky…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News George Floyd History News Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division


Explaining White Privilege By Lori Lakin Hutcherson


(My World   June 26, 2020)
An honest response to a white friend…
Topics: Current Events, News George Floyd History News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values


There are 7 more items for this category and the George Floyd topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 10 records found

Talking to People You Disagree With by Megan Phelps-Roper, TED ideas


(Connections   September 12, 2020)
4 tips to help bring civility to a polarized world…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Civility Communication George Floyd Language, Meaning Politics Relationships Social Issues


God is on our side! And theirs? by James N. Watkins


(Connections   September 3, 2020)
Finding civility in a polarized society…
Topics: Bible Civility Communication Current Events, News Faith George Floyd Grace History Love Relationships Social Issues Social Media


I Stand for Folks of Color by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 15, 2020)
What it takes to color our world with kindness…
Topics: Communication Compassion Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith George Floyd Grace Relationships Social Issues


Changing Racist Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright


(Connections   July 23, 2020)
Abolishing the slave trade…
Topics: Change Crime, Justice, Punishment George Floyd Government History Relationships Social Issues Social Movements


White, 'woke' . . . and 'privileged' by James N. Watkins


(My World   July 10, 2020)
Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News George Floyd History News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements


There are 5 more items for this category and the George Floyd topic...See the whole list